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DIY Recipes: How to make plantain balls

This recipe is delicious and very easy to prepare,

Plantain balls

Here's a way to switch your plantain recipes.

Ingredients

2 fingers overripe plantains

2 ½ cups all purpose flour

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7g fast rising yeast ( 1 sachet)

80g (⅓ cup) granulated sugar

200mls of warm water

1 teaspoon crushed pepper flakes or 1 habanero pepper (optional)

1 teaspoon onion powder

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½ teaspoon salt

4 cups of Oil (for deep frying)

Method

Peel the plantains and put them in a bowl. Mash with a fork or use a hand blender.

Add the warm water and start mixing with a spatula

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The dough should be light but not runny.

Cover with cling film and a kitchen napkin. Put in a warm place and allow to rest for 45mins. After 45 mins it should have doubled in size.

Remove the cling film and deflate the dough with your hands or a spatula.

Add the pepper flakes and mix in with a spatula.

Heat oil in a deep pan or wok.

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When the oil is hot, start frying the dough in balls

Fry the plantain balls till golden brown and remove them from the oil.

Serve.

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